Bass Coast Shire Council
Address76 McBride Avenue, WONTHAGGI 3995
PostalPO Box 118, WONTHAGGI 3995
Tel1300 226 278
Fax03 5671 2222
Municipality profileBass Coast is located about 130 kilometres south-east of Melbourne and is predominantly a coastal municipality with a unique coastline complemented by a beautiful hinterland. Bass Coast is one of the few Victorian municipalities whose two major industries are tourism and agriculture. Cattle and dairy farming are the area’s agricultural backbone, with boutique farming such as venison and vineyards fast emerging. Bass Coast Shire has one of the highest growth rates in Victoria and 29% of the resident population is over the age of 60. During peak holiday periods, Bass Coast’s population exceeds 60,000. The Shire is visited by 35% of Melbourne’s international visitors each year. View council's performance.
LocalitiesAdams Estate, Almurta, Anderson, Archies Creek, Bass, Blackwood Forest, Cape Paterson, Cape Woolamai, Churchill Island, Corinella, Coronet Bay, Cowes, Dalyston, Dudley South, Glen Alvie, Glen Forbes, Grantville, Harmers Haven, Inverloch, Jam Jerrup, Kernot, Kilcunda, Kongwak, Krowera, Lance Creek, Lang Lang, Loch, Newhaven, Outtrim, Pioneer Bay, Pound Creek, Powlett River, Queensferry, Rhyll, Ryanston, San Remo, Silverleaves, Smiths Beach, St Clair, Summerlands, Sunderland Bay, Sunset Strip, Surf Beach, Tenby Point, The Gurdies, Ventnor, Wattle Bank, West Creek, Wimbleton Heights, Wonthaggi, Wonthaggi North, Woodleigh and Woolamai. For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Area and populationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
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ElectionsBass Coast Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 7 wards and 7 councillors.
Councillors are elected through preferential voting.
Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2016.
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7 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Anderson - Cr Bradley Drew
Churchill - Cr Philip Wright
Hovell - Cr Neil Rankine (Mayor 2013-14)
Leadbeater - Cr Clare Le Serve
McHaffie - Cr Kimberley Brown
Thompson - Cr Andrew Phillips
Townsend - Cr Jordan Crugnale
Chief Executive OfficerMr Paul Buckley
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View the Statewide Community Satisfaction Survey Results to find out what the community thinks about councils services.
Further information about council performance can be found in the Local Government in Victoria Report which brings together information from councils' annual reports to provide a snapshot of the current position of the sector.
The Victorian Government has introduced a mandatory system of performance reporting for councils to ensure that all councils are measuring and reporting on their performance in a consistent way. From 2015, this will enable members of the community to compare similar councils across 70 indicators and assess their performance. Find out more about the performance reporting framework.